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Education

  • School superintendent’s evaluation pending

    By Sam Hickman

    Staff Writer

     

    BOLIVIA — After more than six hours in closed session, the Brunswick County Board of Education was unable to finalize Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden’s evaluation Tuesday, June 24.

    The board went into closed session at 1:10 p.m. and the evaluation had not been finalized as of 7 p.m., Pruden announced.

  • Brunswick County Schools to keep ‘The Color Purple’ on shelves

     If you look on the bookshelves in the libraries of Brunswick County Schools, Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple” will still be there despite widespread debate throughout the county.

  • Pruden receives high marks from Board of Education

     Superintendent Dr. Edward Pruden received high marks from the Board of Education during his annual evaluation Sept. 10. Pruden recently started his fourth year leading Brunswick County Schools. 

    Board members expressed their appreciation of Pruden in this statement released by Brunswick County Schools: “We believe you have the ability to be the best superintendent in the state. The Board feels that you are an accomplished superintendent. We look forward to the upcoming year.”

  • Skaggs named principal at Brunswick County Early College High School

     The Brunswick County Early College High School officially has a new leader as the Brunswick County Board of Education appointed Cheri Skaggs as principal on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

    Skaggs had been serving as interim principal at the Early College after Dr. Vicky Snyder became principal at South Brunswick High School in August. 

  • Educators honored at ‘Night of Stars’

     Brunswick County Schools recognized its award-winning educators at the Night of Stars, Friday, Sept. 6, in Supply.

    The event honored the county’s nine Teacher Assistants of the Year and named Helen Smith of Bolivia Elementary the system’s county winner.

    Paul Price of Shallotte Middle School was named Principal of the Year. Price has been a teacher or administrator in the Brunswick County school system for nearly two decades.

  • Teachers, some principals get raises in new Brunswick County Schools budget

     All teachers, all assistant principals and elementary and middle school principals are getting raises this year in the budget approved by the Brunswick County Board of Education.

    The board members also approved a one-time $1,000 bonus for all full-time employees in the 2013-14 budget, which was passed during the Aug. 27 retreat. Part-time employees will receive a pro-rated amount. 

    The teachers’ and principals’ raises came from a revision to the 2013-2014 supplement schedule.

  • Brunswick County graduation rates continue to rise

     Brunswick County Schools keep making strides toward the goal of producing college and career-ready high school graduates, based on the latest figures from the State Board of Education.

    The graduation rate for the system has increased from 72.5 percent to 85.7 percent, a 13.2 percent increase since 2007, according to the report released Thursday, Aug. 8. Data shows Brunswick County exceeds the overall state graduation rate of 82.5 percent.

  • Back to basics is focus for back to school

     Brunswick County Schools administrators reverted to the essentials when devising this year’s school supply list, especially in anticipation of the Carolinas’ sales tax-free weekend Aug. 2-4.

    Members of the Teacher Advisory Council, central services staff, and county principals collaborated to make the list, called Back to Basics.

  • Education briefs

    BCC foundation
    kicks off fund drive
    The Foundation of Brunswick Community College (BCC) officially kicked off its annual campus fund drive on April 2. This annual event is the core effort by faculty and staff to contribute to the foundation in support of student scholarships.
    “Win from Within” was the thrust of Foundation Executive Director Terry W. Mohr’s address to the crowd.

  • Volunteers needed to read to young children

    The Early Childhood Education Center is excited to celebrate the Week of the Young Child April 15-19.
    The purpose of this annual celebration is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families, as well as recognize programs that meet the needs of young children.
    The week will include visiting readers on Tuesday, April 16, and wind up with a Bike-A-Thon and pedal car raffle on Friday, April 19.